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Giant Buddha Statue

Type: Animated idol
Height: Up to 325 ft (99 m); Weight: Up to 1,200 tons (est)
Attributes: Made of stone, flight
Powers: Growth to giant size
Intelligence: Average; Land/Air Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Humanity; Enemies: None
Film: The Giant Buddha Statue’s Travel Throughout the Country (大佛廻國, 1934)
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Description: The first known giant visitor to Japan ever captured in a feature film, the Giant Buddha Statue traveled around the countryside helping humans in need. The reason why is a mystery to this day, and is likely to remain so, as this footage has been lost for some time.
Review:
Enshohma's Corner

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The Golem

Type: Animated clay golem
Height: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 1 ton (est)
Abilities: Fists, made of clay
Powers: Super strength
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Emperor and the Golem (Císařův pekař a pekařův císař, 1951)
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Description: The emperor discovered that Golems aren't necessarily all that impressed by the commands of those with royal blood, and that they can also be prone to rather disruptive behavior. Nobody's perfect!
Review:
Black Hole Reviews

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Talos

Type: Animated golem
Height: 200 ft (61 m, est); Weight: 25,000 tons (est)
Attributes: Sword or fists, made of bronze
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): Left heel valve
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
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The Monster Archives

Description: Talos is a 200-foot Golem found on one of the many islands around Greece. A guardian statue, Talos is made of bronze and filled with ichor. The valve to release this ichor is on his left heel, and his only weak spot. Hopefully, some enterprising alchemist will think to move the valve to a more inaccessible position so this doesn't happen again.
Reviews:
The Spinning Image
1,000 Misspent Hours

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Daimajin

AKA: The Hideous Idol; Majin, the Monstrous Idol; Type: Mountain demigod
Height: 50 ft (15 m); Weight: 200 tons (est)
Attributes: Sword, implacable
Powers: Controls fire and weather, super durability and strength, ball lightning travel
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate; Air Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Good; Enemies: Evil
Film: Daimajin (大魔神, 1966)
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The Monster Archives

Description: Daimajin is a guardian idol. He defends the good people of the countryside from evil. At times, it is difficult to convince him to help, but a proper show of fealty never hurts. He has a gigantic sword that he will use when he feels the whim. The Daimajin will collapse into rubble once his vengeance is taken, but will reform another idol somewhere else in Japan, usually on a mountainside.
Reviews:
Skreeonk!
Cool Ass Cinema

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Kali

Type: Animated idol
Height: 12 ft (4 m, est); Weight: 3 tons (est)
Attributes: Six swords, made of stone
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Basic; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
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Harryhausen
Description: A six-armed idol of the demigoddess Kali animated by forces unknown, this priceless treasure was destroyed by humans with no respect for the sacred.

Reviews:
Fangirl Magazine
The Lucid Nightmare
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Figurehead

Type: Animated ship's figurehead
Height: 9 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 400 lb (182 kg, est)
Attributes: By weapon type or brawler, made of wood
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
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Description: This animated Figurehead just had enough and climbed off of the prow of her sailing ship, taking the fight to Sinbad and his band of bloodthirsty pirates; piracy is a crime, don't you know. Yet somehow, she's the bad guy.
Reviews:
Fangirl Magazine
The Lucid Nightmare
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Yuk Wud Jaeng

AKA: Giant; Type: Animated idol
Height: Up to 131 ft (40 m, est); Weight: Up to 35,000 tons (est)
Attributes: Wields club, martial arts, flight
Powers: Super durability and endurance, growth to giant size
Intelligence: Low; Land/Air Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Three (light heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Jumborg Ace, humanity; Enemies: Visiting kaiju
Film: Flattened Dock (ท่าเตียน, 1973)
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Description: Yuk Wud Jaeng has decided that he's going to be the only giant stomping idol in Thailand; he's not really interested in such concepts as "sharing" and "pleasant conversation" with his peers.
Review:
Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill!

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King Caesar

AKA: King Ceasar, King Seesar; Type: Animated Shisa statue
Height: 164 ft (50 m); Weight: 30,000 tons
Attributes: Bite, claws, leaper
Powers: Super durability and endurance, energy beam deflection, monster telepathy
Intelligence: Low; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Three (light heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Godzilla, humanity; Enemies: Mechagodzilla, Black Hole Aliens
Film: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (ゴジラ対メカゴジラ, 1974)
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Rodan's Roost
Description: King Caesar is a guardian Shisa statue that was first seen in modern times in 1974, when he fought against the ferocious Mechagodzilla with the King of the Monsters. It is unknown if all lion dog statues share this ability, but that would be pretty sweet.

Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
1,000 Misspent Hours
Million Monkey Theater
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Guan Yu

Species: Unclassified demigod; Type: Supernatural
Height: Up to 150 ft (46 m, est); Weight: Up to 1,600 tons (est)
Attributes: Guandao, kung fu
Powers: Super durability and endurance
Intelligence: Average, Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Humanity; Enemies: Martians
Film: War God (戰神, 1976)
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God Checker

Description: Impressed by the faith and loyalty of an old wood carver and his efforts to create the perfect statue in his honor, Guan Yu possessed and transformed the carving. He then grew up to 150 feet tall (46 meters) so he could chop up some giant invading Martians with his guandao (which is an imposing weapon he is said to have invented in life).
Reviews:
Tars Tarkas
Teleport City

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Minoton

Type: Minotaur golem
Height: 10 ft (3 m, est); Weight: 3 tons (est)
Attributes: Spear or fists, made of bronze
Powers: Super strength
Intelligence: Basic; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Zenobia; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
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The Monster Archives
Description: A tool of yet another human with delusions of grandeur, Minoton was a giant bronze statue animated by forces unknown. Very strong and more than likely competent with his spear, he would do whatever his master commanded.
Reviews:
Fangirl Magazine
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Lady Liberty

Type: Possessed statue
Height: 111 ft (34 m); Weight: 225 tons
Attributes: Ambulatory, made of copper and steel
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Controlled; Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: One (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: New Yorkers; Enemies: Vigo
Film: Ghostbusters II (1989)
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The Statue of Liberty National Monument
Description: Animated by positively-charged mood slime and 80s music, the Statue of Liberty was used by the Ghostbusters to rally gullible New Yorkers (USA) behind them and gang up on the woefully misunderstood ghost, Vigo, who only wanted to possess one little kid.
Reviews:
Girl Terror
Daily Grindhouse
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Charging Bull

Type: Animated bull statue
Height: 11 ft (3.4 m); Length: 16 ft (4.9 m); Weight: 7,100 lb (3,200 kg)
Attributes: Hooves, horns, made of bronze
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
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Description: Brought to life by eldritch powers, this famous statue (Charging Bull) from the financial district of New York City (USA) was a Golem under the thrall of a sorcerer.
Review:
Roger Ebert
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Eagle Gargoyle

Type: Animated gargoyle
Wingspan: 30 ft (9 m, est); Weight: 6 tons (est)
Attributes: Beak, claws, made of steel, flight
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Air Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
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Description: This flying eagle Golem was once a building's Gargoyle; it was animated by a human sorcerer to use as a steed.
Review:
Roger Ebert
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Sphinx

Species: Unclassified golem; Type: Supernatural
Height: 60 ft (18 m, est); Weight: 20,000 tons (est)
Attributes: Claws, made of limestone
Powers: Super durability
Intelligence: Average; Land Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Three (light heavyweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Set; Enemies: None
Film: Gods of Egypt (2016)
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Description: This enormous Sphinx is the guardian of Set's inner sanctum within a pyramid; he will destroy anyone who approaches and is unable to solve his riddle. You don't even get to pick a category.
Review:
Roger Ebert

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